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by wally318
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Power HACKSAW question

Have been entertaining the idea of picking up a small power hacksaw.
I've noticed that some of the smaller 12 inch models had a blade
lift feature and some not. My question is: not having blade lift
does that cause quicker blade wear?
by wally318
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Colchester Chipmaster-Question
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Colchester Chipmaster-Question

Whats the best way to set up A Chipmaster?
Just sit it down on the floor? Or are there newer replacement for the mounting pads that came with the lathe when new?
by wally318
Sat May 04, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting an INVERTER
Replies: 12
Views: 4115

Re: Mounting an INVERTER

Well I wired up the inverter and used a longer umbilical from motor to inverter just as a test precaution. Everything works fine. The motor does not exhibit external electo-magnetic forces. With the inverter in the bracket position as in the pics the inverter shows no signs of any influence or fluct...
by wally318
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting an INVERTER
Replies: 12
Views: 4115

Re: Mounting an INVERTER

I double checked the manual that came with the VFD to see if I missed something. The only cautions are not to put near something with electo magnetic feilds. It gave 2 examples: solder machines and power machines. I take it that power machine means a transformer. On an induction motor( AC 1 or 3 ph)...
by wally318
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting an INVERTER
Replies: 12
Views: 4115

Re: Mounting an INVERTER

Hello some of you just can't seem to get the picture. I just got back from across the border to pick up the motor/inverter. I stopped at my work shop on the way home to do a quick mock-up. So I thought I'd provide a couple pics of my own. So you can see there's plenty of air space. Also the inverter...
by wally318
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting an INVERTER
Replies: 12
Views: 4115

Mounting an INVERTER

Can an inverter be mounted directly to a motor?
On something like a Rockwell vertical mill, where you
might have a drum switch mounted directly to the motor
junction box. Could an inverter be mounted on the same
position?
Is/are there any good reasons not to mount it there?
by wally318
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 8359

Re: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

Like the one in this pic:
by wally318
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 8359

Re: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

By the name Hofmann I'm not referring to semi universal/universal type. The Asian copy thats being discussed here and at the other thread is a Brown & Sharp copy. The other asian style is a Hofman/Walter/Elliott style copy. The B&S body pivots on dovetails and is all bare metal. The Hofmann style pi...
by wally318
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 8359

Re: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

Thanks. I did a search first, but nothing came up.
by wally318
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 8359

Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

Hello all.
Just wondering if any of the members have experience/thoughts on these?
Basically looks like there are 2 types. The B&S and Hofmann style copies.
Ant diffferences between the 2?
by wally318
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 8884

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Harold. I just gave a light rub with the scotchbrite 2 revs each direction on both top and bottom side of each ring, using some WD40 as a cleaner/lubricant. I was well aware of the risks of damaging. There was a bit of haze on the surface of the rings-thinner didn't clean as nicely as I hoped. Your ...
by wally318
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 8884

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

OK. so I think I have this figured out. You can tell me if I have it figured out right. By loosening the screw at the end of the thimble, I could turn the thimble up by about 4-1/2 revs. or .114 aprox. So that when I turned the thimble down by that amount I was very close to 12.0000". And yes Glenn ...